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The Birds of Mid Wales

One of the highlights of bird watching in Mid Wales is seeing birds of prey – Red Kite, Buzzard, Peregrine and, if you are lucky, Goshawk.

When staying in Mid Wales in May and June be sure to enjoy walking through woodlands, such as those at the RSPB’s Carngafallt Reserve and the Radnor Wildlife Trust’s Gilfach Nature Reserve, where you will see Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts busy nesting.

Listen for the Cuckoo that can still be heard calling from the hillsides and Swifts that chase and scream about the buildings in Rhayader. 

In October and November the wonderful Autumn colours of The Elan Valley provide a splendid backdrop to the flocks of Redwing and Fieldfare that arrive in their thousands to feed on the crop of rowan berries. 

While a winter visit to watch feeding time at Gigrin Farm Red Kite Centre, when up to 600 Red Kites assemble at feeding time, all in their best plumage, is a wildlife spectacle not to be missed.

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